By Mimmo Rotella SKU:188844

Mimmo Rotella's 'Flotate,' painted in 1961, stands as a testament to his décollage innovation. Through torn posters and layered fragments, Rotella constructs a visual symphony of vibrant colors and textures. This artwork not only showcases his technical mastery but also encapsulates the energy of the Pop Art movement. 'Flotate' captures the zeitgeist of its time, making it a special painting that continues to resonate with its dynamic interplay of culture, materials, and creativity.

51 cm

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Title: “”Exploring Mimmo Rotella’s ‘Flotate’: A 1961 Décollage Marvel””

Year Painted: 1961

Mimmo Rotella’s masterpiece, “”Flotate,”” painted in 1961, showcases his pioneering décollage technique. Through a masterful layering of torn posters and fragments, Rotella creates a vivid visual tapestry that resonates with the essence of the Pop Art movement. This artwork not only captures the dynamic spirit of the era but also encapsulates the artist’s technical finesse.

In 1961, the art world was undergoing a transformative shift, marked by the rise of Pop Art and its celebration of everyday culture. Within this context, “”Flotate”” emerges as a prime example of Rotella’s engagement with this cultural wave. The décollage technique, involving the careful disassembly and reassembly of urban materials, becomes a vehicle for Rotella to infuse his work with the vibrancy and chaos of the consumerist age.

The significance of “”Flotate”” lies in its ability to distill the zeitgeist of its time into a visual composition. The vibrant colors, dynamic textures, and layered fragments mirror the cultural collision and sensory overload that characterized the era. Through the artwork, Rotella captures the essence of the Pop Art movement, which sought to blur the lines between high and low culture, art and consumerism.

What renders “”Flotate”” a special painting is its dual nature as a visually stunning creation and a historical artifact. The intricate arrangement of torn materials showcases Rotella’s technical prowess and invites viewers to explore the layers of meaning within the artwork. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the piece serves as a visual commentary on the evolving dynamics between art, culture, and societal norms.

In today’s context, “”Flotate”” continues to hold relevance as a timeless exploration of the intersections of art and culture. Its vibrant energy and interplay of materials offer an enduring lens through which to examine the ever-evolving relationship between artistic expression and the world around us.

In summary, Mimmo Rotella’s “”Flotate,”” painted in 1961, remains a testament to his artistic ingenuity and his resonance with the Pop Art movement. Its fusion of technique, cultural commentary, and historical significance cements its status as a standout piece within Rotella’s body of work. “”Flotate”” not only invites us to appreciate the artist’s mastery but also prompts us to reflect on the enduring impact of art on shaping and reflecting society

Original size:
17.8 x 22.7 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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